NEW YORK (April 28, 2014) —RIMS, the risk management society™, and American International Group, Inc. (AIG) today announced Lucille “Lucky” Gallagher and Charles “Chuck” Magazine as the 2014 inductees to the Risk Management Hall of Fame (RMHF). The RMHF serves as a means to maintain the history of the field of risk management and recognizes risk practitioners who have made significant contributions to advancing the discipline. Both honorees were officially inducted at RIMS 2014 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Denver.
The RMHF Selection Committee considers the following criteria for membership in the RMHF: considerable contributions to the field; significant achievements, innovation and trend setting; demonstrated leadership, character and service; and the highest caliber of ethical and professional conduct.
“The prominence of today’s risk management profession is a credit to industry leaders like Lucky Gallagher and Chuck Magazine who, throughout their careers, have continuously gone above and beyond,” said RIMS Executive Director Mary Roth. “It is an honor for us to announce this year’s Risk Management Hall of Fame inductees and recognize them for all that they have achieved for RIMS and the profession.”
Rob Schimek, President and CEO of the Americas, AIG Property Casualty, said, "Each year, AIG has the privilege to partner with RIMS to honor professionals whose careers have helped elevate the role risk management plays in industries across the global economy. And each year the Selection Committee does an outstanding job of choosing truly great risk management leaders who have made their mark on this important field. This year is no different, with the induction of Lucky and Chuck.”
The 2014 inductees to the RMHF are:
LUCILLE “LUCKY” GALLAGHER, ARM
Lucille “Lucky” Gallagher’s 35-year risk management career included numerous professional and personal achievements.
Now retired, Ms. Gallagher was the CEO and Managing Partner of Human Resource Risk Management (HRRM), a firm consulting with employers, healthcare providers, insurance carriers and claims administrators on the reduction of cost of risk relating to human resources.
Throughout her career, Ms. Gallagher held several risk management positions including: Vice President of Risk Management for ConAgra Refrigerated Foods, Vice President of Risk Management for ConAgra Red Meat Cos, Vice President of Operations of Weld Insurance Co., a wholly-owned captive insurance company. She also held the position of Vice President at Monfort of Colorado, Inc.
She has managed a myriad of risk management programs with responsibilities that have included the overall risk management of insured and self-funded programs in employee benefits, safety, health and ergonomics, integrated management of workers compensation and non-occupational disability and treatment, as well as management of in-house claims administration of workers compensation in 11 states, automobile liability and product liability claims.
In addition to her corporate risk responsibilities, Ms. Gallagher was an active RIMS member. She joined the Society’s Executive Committee in 1990 and served as its Vice President, Government Affairs and Vice President, Conferences. In 1994, she was nominated and served as RIMS President.
During her career, Ms. Gallagher was also active in State government. She served on the State of Colorado Insurance Board, appointed by then Gov. Richard Lamm. And, in 1989, she was appointed by Gov. Roy Romer to serve on the Task Force on Insurance to aid in the selection of the new insurance commissioner. She was also appointed to the Governor’s Workers Compensation Oversight Task Force.
In 1985, she won RIMS Richard W. Bland Award, given for outstanding work in the legislative and regulatory arenas relating to risk management and insurance issues.
In April 1994, Ms. Gallagher was named Risk Manager of the Year by Business Insurance and, in 2000, named to the magazine’s 100 Leading Women in Insurance list.
An active member in her community, Ms. Gallagher was a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Colorado Insurance Pool, appointed by the Board of Regents, served as President of the Board for the Arapahoe House, the largest not-for-profit alcohol and drug treatment facility in Colorado, as well as President of the Arapahoe House Foundation. Additionally, she served as President of the Colorado Neurological Institute, Committee Chair for the United Way of Weld County and worked with the Greeley Center for Independence.
CHARLES “CHUCK” MAGAZINE (1949-2013)
Charles J. “Chuck” Magazine’s career in risk management began in 1971 with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. His more than 40 year career included experiences in the fields of risk management, insurance, claims, as well as positions at a major insurance company, a state health agency, private healthcare systems, a nationwide restaurant franchise operation, and most recently, the City of Boynton Beach, Florida. In those roles, Mr. Magazine developed and implemented claims programs in the areas of workers’ compensation, property, and casualty insurance.
An active member of RIMS, Mr. Magazine served on the Board of the Palm Beach County Chapter from 1996-2013 in numerous capacities including President from 2001-2002. Additionally, he had the honor of Chairing the Florida RIMS Annual Conference in 2001, and representing the Palm Beach County Chapter on the Florida RIMS Conference Committee for several years. In addition to the positions he held at his local Chapter, he served on the Society’s Member Chapter Services Committee from 2007-2009.
Always eager to dedicate himself to the advancement of risk management, he was an active member of several industry affiliations that included: the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA); a Board position with the Safety Council of Palm Beach County, Florida; Vice President, Board Member for the Florida Partnership for Safety and Health; Board Director for the Florida Partnership for Safety and Health; Vice President and Board Director for the Coastal Virginia Healthcare Association for Risk Management; membership to the National Association of Quality Assurance Professionals; and held several leadership positions with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
In the early 2000s, Mr. Magazine served on a committee formed by then State Senator Ron Klein to address Florida-based property insurance concerns. He recruited other seasoned risk managers to the committee, which provided Florida legislators with a “boots-on-the-ground” perspective of risk management. He also partnered with other Florida RIMS chapters to create a program similar to RIMS on the Hill for the state of Florida, so that legislators could engage with risk managers and hear their concerns first-hand. For his efforts in this arena, he was awarded RIMS Richard W. Bland Award in 2008 for outstanding achievement in legislative and regulatory affairs.
Mr. Magazine was a proud supporter of the Spencer Educational Foundation and always gave back when he could to the next generation of risk management professionals. He facilitated through the Foundation a local summer internship program, and has worked to encourage other risk managers to do the same. He also served as a Risk Manager in Residence for the Spencer Foundation at Middle Tennessee State University.
In addition to his professional passions, Mr. Magazine always participated in Heart Walks and other community charity events. About the Risk Management Hall of Fame
The Risk Management Hall of Fame (RMHF) is home to those risk professionals who have made exceptional contributions to advancing the risk management discipline. RMHF is a joint venture of the RIMS and AIG, and was created to preserve the history and tradition of the profession. Founded in 2011, nominees are considered from around the globe and inductees are selected by the RMHF Selection Committee. New members to the Risk Management Hall of Fame are announced yearly at the RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition. For more information, visit www.RiskHallofFame.org.
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